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bio website liketechnologies.co.uk
location Lancaster, United Kingdom
age 45
visits member for 2 years, 7 months
seen Nov 13 at 19:40

Developer, Systems Admin, Geek, Gadget lover, etc. etc.

I started programming in BASIC at the age of 11 on a Sinclair ZX81, advanced to a BBC Model B, where I learned 6502 assembly language programming. I never really worked with PCs until the early 90s.

In the late 90s, I joined a higher educational institution as a desktop technician, a quickly got promoted to be a systems admin, working predominantly on Windows systems, but also had a keen interest in Linux systems. I later got involved in software development, working in C#, PHP, C.

In my current employment, I'm the manager of the company's Information Systems department. The primary focus of our business is industrial control systems (mostly legacy systems). The work isn't exclusively legacy/control systems though, as we also support modern systems for a number of business customers.


Nov
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comment Diesel Engine difficult to start
@MarkoGrohar Nope, still suffering. I've used diesel fuel additives that are supposed to clean the fuel system, and Wynns stop smoke oil additive at the last service (about 3 weeks ago), but still having the exact same problem. Once the car is up to temperature, it runs perfectly. I'm currently suspecting worn valve stems, but that's just a hunch/guess, as I'm a computer programmer, not a mechanic :)
Aug
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comment Diesel Engine difficult to start
It's been suggested to me that the EGR might be clogged up, so I'm purchasing a diesel fuel additive designed to clean the EGR, valves and injectors. Fingers crossed, this will solve the problem.
Aug
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revised Diesel Engine difficult to start
Edited out the part about the cooling fan, was unrelated. Diesel engine problem still a problem
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Jun
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comment Diesel Engine difficult to start
+1; Thanks Mike, I've been reading up on this, but need to research it a little more. I'm going to start by checking the ohms readings for the coolant temperature sensor and see what I find, although the readings on the dash for this look normal.
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